After sacrificing more than a decade of our lives to obtain clinical privileges, many physicians are unfortunately feeling stuck in our jobs and unable to help patients.
As physicians, we dedicate our time and energy to advocating for patients. Yet if we fail to advocate for ourselves at critical times, we may end up in workplace cultures that create barriers to practicing medicine. Rather than putting our heads down and accepting the status quo, we can each do our part in improving the workplace culture by:
💪 Seeing the value of our own time, energy, and talent.
💪 Approaching every job interview with curiosity and an open mind.
💪 Reviewing the employment contract thoroughly.
💪 Not ignoring terms that raise red flags.
💪 Knowing that signing a contract is always a choice; not signing is sometimes the better choice.
I loved this conversation with Dr. Lara Hochman, a Family Physician, who is also the Founder and CEO of Happy Day Health, a matchmaking service to connect amazing doctors with high-quality physician-own practices.
Go to this week’s Dare to Dream Physician Podcast episode to hear part 1 of this empowering conversation on workplace culture.
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